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Take precautions against summer heat

Summer has arrived, and despite “these uncertain times” we’re living in, one thing is guaranteed here in north Alabama: Summer will bring the heat. We’ve ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

A word to the graduates

For county students, it happened in May. For city students, it happened last week. No matter the timeline, a milestone has taken place: Congratulations, seniors! ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

COVID-19: It’s not over yet

We’re nearing the three-month mark since Alabama’s first COVID-19 case was detected. For many of us it’s been a long three months, fraught with mask ... Read more

1 month ago by Alison James.

Hand washing – This means you

By this point this shouldn’t need to be said, but just in case someone does still need to hear this: Wash your hands, people. According ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

Social distancing: This means you

These are the times that try men’s souls. Those words were originally penned by American patriot Thomas Paine during the Revolutionary War in 1776, but ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

Annual Progress edition puts spotlight on Franklin’s finest

If you haven’t flipped through a copy of this year’s Progress publication, all we can say is – what are you waiting for? Every year ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

Support our student-athletes, coaches

As the new year begins, basketball has center stage right now among high school sports, and this is primetime for on-the-court action in Franklin County ... Read more

6 months ago by Alison James.

May your days be merry and bright

We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year! It’s the lyric from a popular holiday tune, but it’s also our sentiment for ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Reports.

Make plans to observe Veterans Day

Community celebrations of Halloween and the fall season have dominated the past month – with days full of treats, carnival-style games, community togetherness and “haunted” ... Read more

8 months ago by Staff Reports.

Celebrating National Newspaper Week

It seems like this time of year is packed with observances and holidays, but we have one more we’d like you to add to your ... Read more

9 months ago by Staff Reports.

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